Move over the supercar: In Austria, a team of engineers is creating a hypercar, the Milan Red, with a top speed of 400kph and reaching 100kph from standstill in just 2.47 seconds.
And it looks awesome as well!
To achieve such incredible performance, the Milan Red coms with a 6.2 litre V8 motor with four turbochargers powering the rear wheels (As a comparison, your average mass-market Toyota compact car has a four cylinder, 1.3 litre motor and takes nearly 10 seconds to reach 100kph from front wheel drive).
Austrian born Markus Fux, 36, a former racing car driver, is the CEO of Milan Automotive which has pulled together experts from a raft of Austrian companies, some linked to Formula One.
“Nowadays you can drive an artistic car, a high-tech-monster, a throne on four wheels – or a car, that only serves one purpose: stealing everyone the show,” explains Fux. “And this is where we come into play.”
Just 99 of the vehicles will be manufactured with a price tag said to be US$2.3 million. And 18 of them have been sold already, pre-production.
As if that’s not enough to set the heart racing, the Milan Red has another unique in-car feature: a visualisation of the driver’s heartbeat as they’re enjoying themselves behind the wheel.
So far, no photos have been released of the interior.
For the tech-minded, the Milan Red will weigh 1300kg roadside and develops 1325 horsepower. It features the world’s first wishbones manufactured entirely from carbon for street-legal cars, thanks to North Austria-based Peak Technology.